Saturday, August 6, 2022

Charlie Lewis KF4JR is a Silent Key

It is with great sorrow to inform you of the passing of Charlie Lewis KF4JR on August 5th, 2022. Please keep Charlie's family in your thoughts and prayers. He was a member of the club and served as the Sgt. At Arms in 2011. Charlie was always ready to pitch in and help the club and local hams.

Here is Charlie's obituary.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Beginner's Guide for Using Powerpole Connectors

Anderson powerpoles are a convenient way to connect your radio to a power source and much more. This is a recording of our 8/1/22 Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Bay County ARES Update

Doug Gibson KN4PFZ gave a talk on Bay County ARES at the July 27th Club Meeting. Click here for the slides. Visit the Bay County ARES website

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Beginner's Battery Guide for Portable Ops

What battery do you need to operate your ham radio outdoors? We hope this helps answer that question. This was recorded during our July 19th, 2022, Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

QSO Today Interview with Frank Roman KC8VKA

Frank Roman, KC8VKA, was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy, and served in Vietnam. Frank is a successful business entrepreneur, now retired, who has continued to leverage his education and experience both professionally and in his pursuit of amateur radio. KC8VKA enjoys mentoring hams in Cleveland, Puerto Rico, and in Panama City, Florida, in conjunction with the Panama City Amateur Radio Club.

You may also listen at the QSO Today website,

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Beginner's Guide to Winlink by Chris VA3ECO

Chris VA3ECO presented this talk for Beginner's Academy at the Panama City ARC via Zoom on 13 July 2022. Chris walks through sending emails via HF using Winlink and VARA. This could be very useful for emergency situations. 


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Bay County Hams Camping Out for Field Day June 25/26

I am joining two other campers from Bay County, Florida to participate in ARRL Field Day at Falling Waters State Park near Chipley, FL. We will operate under separate calls using our own portable gear. We will contribute our points to The Panama City ARC. We get points by contacting other stations in the US and Canada.  I have chosen to operate at five watts station on battery power. Field Day starts at 1 pm CDT Saturday and lasts twenty-four hours. Saturday morning is a great time if you want to visit and see my setup. I am at campsite 5.

Good Luck on Field Day,

Greg N4KGL